History

Period of Foundation

1937

Fuji Tekko Co., Ltd. founded by Ichiro Suzuki in Nagoya City.

1944

Moved to Washizu (currently Kosai City) and started production of aircraft parts.

1949

Introduced high-frequency quenching methods to metal parts through technical partnership with Shizuoka University.
Started deliveries to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

 
  • FUJI TEKKO ⇒ FUJI UNIVANCE
  • SUZUKI IRON WORKS ⇒I.S. PRECISION MACHINERY
    1960 Company established as Suzuki Iron Works Co. Ltd. in Washizu, Kosai City.
Started deliveries to Suzuki Motor Corp.
    1962 Moved to Kozawatari, Hamamatsu City.
Company begins deliveries of truck parts.
1963 Shares listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange, Section 2.    
1968 Dedicated machine tooling plant built in Komi, Kosai City.    
1970 Machine tooling of transmissions and transfer parts for medium-sized trucks begins.    
1972 Started assembly of transmission for medium-sized trucks.    
    1973 Company begins doing business in agricultural machinery parts.
    1977 Company begins deliveries of constant velocity universal joints.
1979 Started production of transfers units for recreational vehicles.    
1981 Production of reduction gears for 10-ton mixers begins.    
1983 TQC program introduced. 1983 Washizu Plant established.
    1984 Company merges with Kozawatari Mfg. Co.
1985 Production of power shift transmissions for large-sized trucks begins.    
1986 Received Nissan Quality Control(NQC)Prize. 1986 Changed company name to I.S. PRECISION MACHINERY INC.
1988 Received Deming Application Prize.    
1989 TPM introduced.    
1990 Received Q-1 Prize from Ford Motor Co.
Production of transmissions for compact trucks begins.
   
1991 Changed company name to FUJI UNIVANCE CORPORATION.
Started sales of AXCs(Hydraulic Torque Splitter).
   
1992 Started sales of overrunning clutches for AT.    
1993 Received PM Prize.    
1995 UNIVANCE INC. established in the US.
Started sales of SURETRAC (limited slip differential).
   
1996 PT. UNIVANCE INDONESIA established.
Received Supplier Quality Assurance Recognition Award from Case Corp.(currently CNH America LLC)
Certified ISO 9001.
   
1997 Received TPM Prize.    
    1999 Received TPM Prize.
    2001 ISO9001 certification obtained.
2002 QS-9000 certification obtained. 2002 ISO14001 certification obtained.
2003 Blanket business tie-up concluded with I.S. Precision Machinery Inc.
ISO14001 certification obtained.
2003 Blanket business tie-up concluded with Fuji Univance.
 
1963

Shares listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange, Section 2.

1968

Dedicated machine tooling plant built in Komi, Kosai City.

1970

Machine tooling of transmissions and transfer parts for medium-sized trucks begins.

1972

Started assembly of transmission for medium-sized trucks.

1979

Started production of RV transfers units.

1981

Production of reduction gears for 10-ton mixers begins.

1983

TQC program introduced.

1985

Production of power shift transmissions for large-sized trucks begins.

1986

Received Nissan Quality Control(NQC)Prize.

1988

Received Deming Application Prize.

1989

TPM introduced.

1990

Received Q-1 Prize from Ford Motor Co.
Production of transmissions for compact trucks begins.

1991

Changed company name to FUJI UNIVANCE CORPORATION.
Started sales of AXCs(Hydraulic Torque Splitter).

1992

Started sales of overrunning clutches for AT.

1993

Received PM Prize.

1995

UNIVANCE INC. established in the US.
Started sales of SURETRAC(limited ship differential).

1996

PT. UNIVANCE INDONESIA established.
Received Supplier Quality Assurance Recognition Award from Case Corp. (currently CNH America LLC)
Certified ISO 9001.

1997

Received TPM Prize.

2002

QS-9000 certification obtained.

2003

Blanket business tie-up concluded with I.S. Precision Machinery Inc.

2003

ISO14001 certification obtained.

1960

Company established as Suzuki Iron Works Co. Ltd. in Washizu, Kosai City.
Started deliveries to Suzuki Motor Corp.

1962

Moved to Kozawatari, Hamamatsu City.
Company begins deliveries of truck parts.

1973

Company begins doing business in agricultural machinery parts.

1977

Company begins deliveries of constant velocity universal joints.

1983

Washizu Plant established.

1984

Company merges with Kozawatari Mfg. Co.

1986

Changed company name to I.S. PRECISION MACHINERY INC.

1999

Received TPM Prize.

2001

ISO9001 certification obtained.

2002

ISO14001 certification obtained.

2003

Blanket business tie-up concluded with Fuji Univance.

 

UNIVANCE

2005

Fuji Univance and I.S. Precision Machinery merged to form UNIVANCE CORPORATION.
Started production of Gearbox for Hybrid trucks.

2006

ISO/TS16949 certification obtained.

2010

Started production of PTU.

2011

UNIVANCE(Thailand)Co., Ltd. established.

2014

Began forging operations at PT. UNIVANCE INDONESIA
UNIVANCE INC. started production of CVT Pulley.

2016

UNIVANCE(Thailand)Co., Ltd. started operation of new factory.

2017

Started operation of the Vacuum Carburizing Furnace.